Monday, April 28, 2014

Butterfly Birthday Card

I have unfortunately neglected my blog for the past week as I have had family, including grand children, visiting and life has been chaotic - and still is as we have just had more visitors arrive today...

This card was made for an Aunt who recently turned 80.

I started with some design paper sent to me as part of a RAK from Grace of Th-INK-ing of You

The butterflies were stamped and embossed on bright coloured magazine paper that had been glued onto thin card.

The front of the card was finished with some twine, a cardboard button and kindy glitz, and a butterfly charm.

On the base of the card the 80 was computer generated and printed in yellow, before being covered in gold glitter, cut and a gold pen run around the inside of the die before removing it.  It was mounted on a dotted circle that had green ink sponged through it before the die was removed. The edge was cut with a MS punch, and the sentiment gold embossed.  

 The flower is one from my stash, brand unknown.

The final product, from two angles, finished with a few rhinestones to support the easel when it was stood up.

Thank you for visiting - any comments you may leave are deeply appreciated
May your day be blessed.


Lovely Linda said...

Nice to see you Maxie - your card is lovely and I am sure will be treasured by the recipient. Gorgeous details and LOVE the paper from Grace - what a blessing! {{{hugs}}}

Unknown said...

This is absolutely lovely. I am sure your auntie will enjoy it very much. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday.
Abundant Blessings, Carole

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Butterfly theme. Like the way you cut out the Butterflies & popped them up for dimension. Like the detail you put into this wonderful birthday card. Like the easel style. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch210 Anything Goes.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Design, Thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge blog,it is much appreciated, I hope you will join us again next week for another fab challenge....
Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge Blog

Mimi said...

Oh Maxine, what a wonderfully creative and beautifully constructed card, I am in awe and keep coming back for another look - real eye candy. I imagine your Aunt is going to/did love this stunning creation :) :) :) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT Anything Goes Challenge. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT xxxxxx

Karen Letchworth said...

Your embossing skills are AMAZING, Maxine. I'm always so impressed with your techniques. The inside of this card is beautiful, and something I often neglect. It looks so nice when you take the time to do the inside. I always enjoy mine more when I do them up nicely as well. You really did a beautiful job on this!
Thanks for sharing with us, and have a BLESSED WEEK!
Word Art Wednesday

jimlynn said...

Maxine, this is sensational and your aunt is going to love it! Really love those butterflies and the way you did the number 80. So beautiful.

Danoesja said...

Hi Maxine
This is a beautiful card with the pretty butterfly's.
Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps.
Greetings, Danoesja

Meggymay said...

A wonderful card, the butterflies look beautiful. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

Irish Cherokee said...

This is a wonderful card Maxine. Gorgeous job.

Either I missed your last post or my system is not showing your posts for some reason.

By the way, if you send me your snail mail address I will send you that card.


Dawn T said...

Beautifully done Maxine. I was wondering if you were okay as you hadn't been round, Glad to hear that you have just been busy,

PoppyK said...

Great card, Thank you for joining us at Scribble & Scrap. Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

Darlene said...

Maxine, your aunt will treasure this beauty! Fun, cheery colors, the golden butterflies, and the lovely paper and flower embellishments, all make it a special creation. It's great that you made it an easel card so that both panels can be admired together!

NancyK said...

What a creative way to make those butterflies - they came out great. Love the card!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your pretty DP- and what a fun way to make your butterflies! I LOVE the card layout and the '80' on the bottom part- fab! Glad you enjoyed the company and get a 'breather' now!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 26 'wings' - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Jo said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this time & good luck!
hugs Jo x

p.s I have candy if you'd like to enter!

Edie said...

Maxine what a lovely card. I really love the originality of the butterflies. They really make a statement. Your card is perfect in every way. We're thrilled you shared it with us at 613 Avenue Create.

JD/ Jill said...

This is so the embossing and the design...I bet your Aunt was thrilled to receive this card!

Unknown said...

Fab card, love te embossing
Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
Hugs Katie x

Bonnie Irvine said...

Beautiful card inside and out. Love the embossed butterflies on the brightly coloured background and the bling trails. Thanks for joining our Up in the Air/Things That Can Fly Challenges at Craft your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

Ink Art Designs said...

This is so creative Maxine!
Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Dot x

Unknown said...

How gorgeous!!! LOVE the embossing on those butterflies!! Love the colors!! So beautiful!!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges (current DT Call)